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Białe Orły komiksu. Wokół polskiej specyfiki narracji superbohaterskich
The White Eagles of Comics: The Specific of Polish Superhero Narratives

Author(s): Tomasz Żaglewski
Subject(s): Visual Arts, Semiology, Novel, Comparative Study of Literature, Polish Literature, Other Language Literature, Hermeneutics
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: American comic books; Polish comic books; superheroes; American monomyth;

Summary/Abstract: Żaglewski outlines the most important examples of Polish comic texts with a focus on superheroes. Using an approach based on media comparative studies, he examines common and individual aspects of comic series from the US and Poland. The main goal is to define the Polish superhero monomyth as a local version of the American monomyth, which is strongly codified both in terms of theme and ideology, and which serves as a foundation for superhero stories. This allows Żaglewski to distinguish subversive and affirmative Polish variations of Western superheroic tales.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 108-128
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish